New Music Boston: July 2015

 

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NEW MUSIC BOSTON
July 2015

(Posted July 11, and very much an attempt in progress this month…)

We're late, and with more cause than usual. Rather than the characteristic attempt to catalog all of the myriad, wonderful new-music offerings coming up in Boston and the surrounding area, here's a note to concede that such offerings are harder to come by when school's out.

Not to suggest that there's nothing going on; it's just that you'll need to pack up the car and do some traveling to catch, say, Jason Lescalleet and Kevin Drumm performing tonight (Saturday, July 11) at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH. Wolf Eyes and Container share a bill there on Sunday, July 19, and Dawn of Midi drops in on Wednesday, July 22. (No signs of Boston shows by Wolf Eyes, Container, or Dawn of Midi, which is ridiculous – but take my word for it, it's an easy drive up to 3S and back.)

Likewise, two obvious destinations, both of which will require a serious commitment to trekking: the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA, running July 15-Aug. 1, and the 2015 Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, running July 20-27. The Bang on a Can series is almost unbearably good this year – "unbearably," because I know precisely how little of it I'm likely to see – and the FCM has a lot to offer, too.

Three more regional series worth eyeballing: The Walden School Concert Series in Dublin, NH, which has concerts featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble and Face the Music (July 12), the Horszowski Trio (July 17), the Walden School Players (July 24), Annie Gosfield (July 26-29), and more; Yellow Barn in Putney, VT, where most concerts mix old and new music vividly, and where the composer/clarinetist Jörg Widmann will be in residence in August; and the venerable Marlboro Music Festival in Brattleboro, VT, which opens on July 18, and where the eminent composer Kaija Saariaho is spending her summer.

But hey, there are some choice events coming up in Boston and nearby, so let's try to keep a running tally, shall we? Might you know of more? By all means, please tell me.

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Escher String Quartet
Yuko Uebayashi, Misericordia for flute and strings
Carol Wincenc, flute
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport
5 p.m.
$45-$65
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Music at Eden's Edge
Andrew Norman, "Sabina" (from The Companion Guide to Rome); plus works by Franz Schubert and Maurice Ravel
Annie Rabbat and Susanna Ogata, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Jacques Lee Wood, cello
Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers
Family and seniors concert
2 p.m.
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Outside the Box Festival
Maria Finkelmeier, The UnCommons
Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston
5 p.m.
Free admission
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Arian S
Presented by Non-Event
Noisy improv from Guerilla Toss and KTB guitarist Arian Shaifee
Café Fixe, 1642 Beacon St., Brookline
8 p.m.
$5
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Sissy Spacek + Clean + Pool + Tinnitus Stimulus + Sarin Addict
Noise, grindcore, improv, etc.
Penny Gaff Gallery, Providence, RI
9 p.m.
$ome cost
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15

Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Francine Trester, At the River (world premiere); Alan Hovhaness, And God Created Great Whales; Kevin Puts, River’s Rush (New England premiere); plus works by Felix Mendelssohn and Claude Debussy
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston
7 p.m.
Free admission
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Music at Eden's Edge
Andrew Norman, "Sabina" (from The Companion Guide to Rome); plus works by Franz Schubert and Maurice Ravel
Annie Rabbat and Susanna Ogata, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Jacques Lee Wood, cello
Sutton Room, Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody
7 p.m.
Free admission; reservations required via 978-531-0100 x10 or online
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Music at Eden's Edge
Andrew Norman, "Sabina" (from The Companion Guide to Rome); plus works by Franz Schubert and Maurice Ravel
Annie Rabbat and Susanna Ogata, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Jacques Lee Wood, cello
Pierce Farm at Witch Hill, 116 Boston St., Topsfield
7 p.m.
$20, seniors $18, students $15, families $55
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Music at Eden's Edge
Andrew Norman, "Sabina" (from The Companion Guide to Rome); plus works by Franz Schubert and Maurice Ravel
Annie Rabbat and Susanna Ogata, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Jacques Lee Wood, cello
North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester
8 p.m.
$20, seniors $18, students $15, families $55
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Scorched Ear 2
Sissy Spacek; Eaten; Vehement Caress; Mayor Daley; Demonbrother; Sediment Club; Negative One
Noise, grindcore, industrial, math rock, etc.
Cambridge Elks Lodge, 55 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge
7 p.m.
$10-$15
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18

Grass Stains
Keith Fullerton Whitman and numerous others
Electronics, improv, indie rock, noise, etc.
Revere Beach Bandstand, Revere Beach Blvd., Revere
12-7 p.m.
Free admission
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Jed Speare + Morgan Evans-Weiler (duo)
World Listening Day Concert, presented by Non-Event
Mobius, 55 Norfolk St., Cambridge
8 p.m.
Free admission (donations accepted)
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World Cup + Good Wilsmith + Eartheater + Jazz Massagers
Weirdo electronica, out-there synthpop
Deep Thoughts JP, 138 South St., Jamaica Plain
8:30 p.m.
$5-$10
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22

Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Evencio Castellanos, Santa Cruz de Pacairigua (New England premiere); Alice Gómez, Mambo Concierto (New England premiere); Gonzalo Grau, Andean Suite (world premiere); Viaje (Voyage) – Excerpt, for Latin Combo, Symphony Orchestra, and Soloists; plus music by Aaron Copland
Christopher Wilkins, conductor; Alex Alvear & Salsa Band; Dudamel Orchestra of the Conservatory Lab Charter School; BAJUCOL Folkloric Ballet
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston
7 p.m.
Free admission
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Son Lux + Landlady
Composerly electropop, tribal dance funk, etc.
Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston
8 p.m.
$18.50
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This calendar is maintained as a personal project and has no connection to the Boston Globe. No payment or promotional consideration is required or accepted for inclusion. To send information about a concert, master class, lecture, or other new-music event, email me via the link on the About page.

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